• Rick Santorum Exposes Vast Pro-College Conspiracy

    Give Rick Santorum credit: no candidate matches his ability to quickly gnaw through the tough, boring exterior of economics and public policy substance to expose the rich, frothy mixture of faux-populist pathos and culture war posturing that underlies contemporary politics…

    "Not all folks are gifted in the same way," Santorum told a crowd of more than 1,000 activists at the Americans for Prosperity forum in Troy, Mich. "Some people have incredible gifts with their hands. Some people have incredible gifts and…want to work out there making things. President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob."

    As the crowd applauded, Santorum continued.

    "There are good decent men and women who go out and work hard every day and put their skills to test that aren't taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them," he said. "Oh, I understand why he wants you to go to college. He wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his."

    Prior to this campaign stop in Michigan, Santorum was  interviewed by the apparently still-alive Glenn Beck, to whom he explained that "Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills," which process would-be Christian soldiers into godless heathens.

    It's possible to point to numerous studies, such as one concluding that "education positively affects religious participation, devotional activities, and emphasizing the importance of religion in daily life," which belie Santorum's argument. But only snobs read studies. It's also uncouth to point out that the pro-education conspiracy is so vast, it once included Rick Santorum, whose  prior support for university education can be contrasted with Obama's broader support for everything from 4-year colleges to vocational AC-repair programs at Glendale Community College.

    Instead, let's accept that Obama wants to make more Americans into "his image." Unlike, Obama's measly two degrees, Santorum holds a B.A., M.B.A. and a J.D. What do you call someone who has joined a relatively elite club but no longer wants to let anyone else in? Rick Santorum, what a snob.

    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Barack Obama, Education, Michigan, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum

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